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cohen for the position of the presidency of the board of supervisors. as many of you know, it's been 13 years since we have been able to nominate a woman. malia and i both came on this position at the same time if you years ago, and i know how hard malia work to get here and how hard she worked in the field. she has demonstrated a lot of leadership in the last two years. i want to say that this process has been very heartwarming for me to go through over the last three days. i've had a lot of great conversations with many of my colleagues and what i have learned in this time is that we have a lot of great leaders on this board and a lot of great individuals that could be president for this board and so this nomination is not set in the way that takes that away from anyone else. i think that given the historic nature of not having had a woman lead this board i want to put forth malia today. i want to say couple of things about malia. should represent a district that we talk a lot about. she leads and represents a portion of the city that faces some of the most intractable is
presnet >> supervisor chiu: present >> supervisor cohen: present >> supervisor farrell: present >> supervisor kim: present >> supervisor mar: present all members are present. >> chairman: could you please join us in the pledge of allegiance. we pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands. indivisible, one nation, under god, with liberty and justice for all. >> going to the next agenda item, are there any communications? >> the first is a communication from the director of the department of elections or to certifying the official election of the order supervisors. districts 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11. and have been declared elected to that office. supervisor: mar, chiu, breed, campos, avalos. the second communication is a communication from the controller renewing the certification of the bond for the newly elected in the elected members of the board of supervisors. >> we will now proceed to the oath of office. >> i would like to welcome and introduce the honorable cynthia ming-mei lee, presiding judge, supuerior court of ca
>> breed present, campos present, chiu present. cohen present, farrell present, kim present. mar absent. wiener present. yee present. the president you have a quorum. >> i would like to welcome our new supervisors. could you please join us in the pledge of allegiance. we pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands. indivisible, one nation, under god, with liberty and justice for all. colleagues we have our number twentieth, december 4, december 11 minutes. those minutes are approved. madam clerk are there any communications? >> no communications. >> -- mr. mayor. >> good afternoon supervisors and of course members are constituents of san francisco welcome to our chambers. i want to congratulate the new supervisors as well and look forward to working with everybody four 2013. was good work. questions please. >> welcome mayor lee. i want to get some of your thoughts around healthcare cost overall. question today, rising healthcare costs accumulating with fiscal liabilities represent significant challenge. >> our obligat
. supervisor cohen. >> supervisor cohen: i want to make sure i understand exactly your issue. there was a promise made to you for the land in the back of your house? >> yes behind our back yard. >> that you would have unfettered access to. >> yes. our house is the first one before the end. our yard runs a quarter of the size of everyone else. he allowed us to use the eight square-foot area. >> based on the plans put forward it would eliminate your father's ability to garden. >> exactly. >> mr. chair, may have an opportunity to call back up and to talk to the members of habitat? >> absolutely. >> mr. devon richardson or -- >> president: if we could ask our habitat of humanity person to come up. >> is there open space? >> there are private backyards, 26 of the homes are built along the edge that faces highway 280, that caltrans property. they all have private backyards and access to that. >> what i am asking, is a roman the plans or room for some kind of shared public space? to take into consideration the community in existence to facilitate a sense of community? >> unfo
president are: supervisor david chiu, supervisor cohen supervisor kim. board rule 5/20 states that the roll call vote will take place enough of a quarter. supervisor avalos will begin with you. please indicate your preference from among the money stated. >> president: we have a little bit of discussion. supervisor kim. >> supervisor kim: i want to thank my colleagues for the nomination and also thank numbers of the public who came out in support. i feel like i have home turf advantage but i did not ask anyone to come and vote. we cannot let this moment go by without some excitement. many of us walked into the room knowing what would be occurring today. and perhaps that vote will be historic in another way. malia and i did want to push the conversation about what leadership means and what it means to look at women leaders in the future. we have had meaningful conversations over the last couple of days about what it means to serve and be a woman in politics. and also some of the strength that we can showcase, whether bringing our heart and our emotions everyday to this job. the da
, cohen, kim, you're always there. where's the opera house? we thank you. hbcu. that makes my heart happy. this commissioners would not be sitting here today, former commissioner mar, former commissioner jane kim, now supervisor. former commissioner norman yee. no supervisor. you give our people hope. i will say that malia cohen, would be the next president of the board of supervisors. supervisor kennedy and doris ward, they showed you what to do. good luck and god bless each of you. >> my name is michael -- i want to say welcome to the class of 2013. congratulations for making yourself available and here at city hall. second, i want to point out that two of the nominees need to have a legislative aide if they will be board president, if malia cohen and jane jim would need a third legislative aide. second, all three of the candidates are excellent leaders. i encourage them to two continue their leadership roles. i also encouraged i feel it's important the public process, people need to be included in the community process whether it's the various board committees. it is important to
that the chief and i and supervisor cohen and dr. campbell and the whole public health staff have always had dialogue and been concerned especially when there is an uptick in june of this year on violent crime and homicides in san francisco. and, so, we've been working together on creating a program which i announced some months ago, the ipo program, the ability to work on things that would interrupt and intervene earlier in the behavior patterns of people that would be both victims and perpetrators of violent crime in our city. to support the police department and law enforcement system of doing more predictive policing using both data and technology to help us do that. and then, of course, i think the most important part is to organize our communities and work with community-based organizations, families, religious groups, and everybody that's on the ground to find more ways to intervene in violent behavior out there and utilize resources such as education systems, our community jobs programs, others that might allow people to go in different direction. the unfortunate and very tragic inci
led by supervisor cohen whose district has experienced an inordinate amount of violence throughout this year. we talk about it all the time. what can we do? for one, the ammunition that has been designed especially by law enforcement for military use has no reason to be in our homes and on our streets. and, so, we are introducing legislation focused on what has been labeled to be the hollow point bullets, but there are other types of bullets that are designed for more massive destruction of the human body that should only be in the hands of law enforcement and the military, and not in the civilian hands at all. and we want to ban them from possession in our city of san francisco. so, we're introducing legislation aimed at that kind of ballistics ammunition and banning them from possession in our city. the second piece of legislation is we believe that any person who purchases more than 500 rounds of any type of ammunition, notice should go to our police chief so that we have time to investigate as to reasons why that purchase should be made and understand who is making it. so, we a
to answer any questions. >> i see no questions -- supervisor cohen. >> hi, good afternoon, pam. i have a quick question about the proposal for increasing the time period for the permit, extensions from 365 days to 2 -- excuse me to 720 days. i just wanted to know the reasons for this. >> pamela levin. every month we have a meeting with the code -- citizen advisory committee of the building inspection department and one of the things that routinely came up is that people would have to come back and extend their permit even though they had, you know, it was stuck in one of the departments for a review and so in order to try to make it more advantageous for people to have permits to go through the process, to not keep coming back and having to pay again and again, we decided that we would extend it. >> okay. and another quick question about a timeline. the timeline when the ipic will be completing their infrastructure project, do you know what the timeline is, the proposed timeline? >> yes, what happens is that you have, depending upon your valuation of your permit, you have, like, for
auspicious occasion. i want to say that i think it is very good that supervisor cohen was selected as the person to be president. and i want to offer my own support of that cause. supervisor breed, you stated something about doctor king. i thought i might leave this quote with you. for doctor king said, "change does not roll in on the wheels of ineligibility, but comes through continuous struggle. men cannot ride you unless your back is bent." i hope you see this time of change of having a woman of color as a president of this board. >> president: next speaker. >> good day board. president chiu and other board members here. my name is ross rhodes, as part of the organization call ace. i'm here speaking on behalf of my other fellow brothers and sisters in the organizations about foreclosures and evictions in all of our districts going on now. we hear these banks talk to us, the good things that they're doing now. number one predator is wells fargo. we are looking for the support of the board elected here to come and support us in the struggles and fight to keep our neighbo
) >> part of district 10, supervisor cohen's district. (applause) ♪ >> certainly i'm weeding in front of my house, wait for people to show up with check. [laughter] >> get ready for that, deposit with my phone there. next is an award that i think, you know, ironically it's become one of those buzz awards for nen awards. i'll be walking down the street and have someone come up and get in my face, we're going to come back neighborhood of the year, you watch. come back neighbor of the year, it's that bcs of the nen awards. and it's my honor to introduce someone who to drone deuce this award, many of you much in the southern part of the city especially have worked side by side with and do amazing things in your neighborhood, especially along merchant corridors. that's chrisy atano of the economic work force development. (applause) >> we're at the homestretch for awards. so, i've had the distinct pleasure of being able to work with many of the residents of the portola and got corrected many times how to pronounce that name. so, i am also a resident of silver terrace. it's been such a pleasure to
thank you supervisor cohen -- i delivered a speech earlier today. i don't want to send you through all the motions. i'm going to say how excited i am to be here, how proud i am to be the district 5 supervisor, to represent the district that i call home my entire life. the city people at the swearing-in that we held this morning at 10 a.m.; to see my colleagues in the mayor, so many people from the community, my family, my friends it was truly an honor. i held is wearing in earlier because i did not want ms. johnson to walk to the chamber door and be turned away; i do not want the people that i grew up with, my friends and family, people that i was raised with to not have a seat; i want to introduce my special guests, my little brother, the rest of the family. how long is the other one going to be? we will see you later. will see you at the reception. my little brother is handicapped with me, paul, please stand. don't mess with me. my brother is not that little. he and i were grew up together in the same house, in the same conditions, in the same circumstances. sadly
>> supervisor cohen: aye >> supervisor farrell: aye >> supervisor kim: aye >> supervisor wiener: >> supervisor yee: aye >> supervisor avalos: aye 11 ayes. >> that portion of the ordinance is also passed. item 13. the resolution of holding the department of public works recommendation. roll call. >> supervisor breed: aye >> supervisor campos: aye >> president: aye >> supervisor chiu: aye >> supervisor cohen: aye >> supervisor farrell: aye >> supervisor kim: aye >> supervisor mar: aye >> supervisor wiener: aye >> supervisor yee: aye >> supervisor avalos: aye >> 11 ayes. resolution is adopted. >> item 14. >> president: this ordinance is passed on the first reading. next item. >> 15. >> this ordinance is passed first read. next item. >> item 16. (agenda) >> supervisor chiu. >> supervisor chiu: this item came before the finance committee last week and had a robust discussion centered around the fact that only 6 million would go into direct subsidies. we have a questions about the rest whether it was overhead. in any grant or you have 13 million in only 6 million reaches the beneficiary seems l
of the comment. colleagues can we have a motion to approve the minutes? >> so moved. second by supervisor cohen. next item. >> item 3 citizens advisory committee report. an information item. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> i have a report. i have a quick report from the december 5 meeting of the cac. at this time we have reviewed and passed action items 5 through 9 from the december 4 plans and programs agenda. the first cac meeting of 2013 will be on wednesday, jan. 23rd. at this meeting we will vote for the chair and vice chair. for the up coming year. thank you. >> thank you very much for your presentation. if there are no comments or questions we can go on the public comment. public comment is now open. no one comes forward. we will close public comment. our next item. >> number four recommend allocation -- prop k funds, to the seven san francisco transportation committee (reading from agenda) an action item. >> i wanted to take the opportunity to welcome our new commissioner breed to the authority board and congratulations and we look forward to working with you. i will also i
for being here. again, of course, supervisor malia cohen, you and i have got a lot of work to do. not just this year. we've got to finish phase 1. we've got to finish phase 2. we've got to finish phase iii. and we've got to give hope to everybody else that while we're finishing these things, nothing stops us from kick starting all the other projects for public private partnership. i look forward to doing all of that very vigorously so we can have many more tearless families and other families that waited way too long for this to happen. thank you very much. (applause) >> supervisor cohen. >> well, ladies and gentlemen, fortunate for you the mayor took all my talking points. [laughter] >> that just means less time we have to stand out here in the cold. thank you, mr. mayor, for your wonderful leadership. [laughter] >> good afternoon, everyone. happy new year. >> happy new year. >> happy new year to you because today we are in the beginning part of 2013 and we are in the beginning of a transition, not just for the gutierrez family, but for a community that has been in existence for over 40 y
with matt cohen, from off the grid. >> we assembled trucks and put them into a really unique heurban settings. >> what inspired you to start off the grid? >> i was helping people lodge mobile food trucks. the work asking for what can we get -- part together? we started our first location and then from there we expanded locations. >> why do think food trucks have grown? >> i have gotten popular because the high cost of starting a brick and mortar or strong, the rise of social media, trucks can be easily located, and food trucks to offer a unique outdoor experience that is not easily replaced by any of their setting any worlwhere else in san franc. san francisco eaters are interested in cuisine. there adventuress. the fact theyuse grea use great ingredients and make gourmet food makes unpopular. >> i have been dying to have these. >> i have had that roach coach experience. it is great they're making food they can trust. >> have you decided? >> we are in the thick of the competition? >> my game was thrown off because they pulled out of my first appetizer choice. >> how we going to crush
on the board, supervisors farreel, chiu, kim, wiener, cohen, i learned a lot from each and every one of you and i look forward to working with each and every one of you. before i make a couple of remarks i want to acknowledge a number of people. i would like to ask my partner philip wong to please stand. (applause) we have been together for a very long time, the love of my life and thank you for putting up with me. my parents, david campus and laura campos. if you could please stand. (applause) i want to acknowledge my amazing legislative aides who are sitting behind me and i would ask them to stand, nathan alby [sounds like], sheila -- stephanie ashley [sounds like] and philip reed [sounds like] was watching from home with the little one. amazing that people take time off and still was the board of supervisors. thank you very much. i also want to acknowledge the amazing campaign staff that i had because i too had an amazing campaign staff including kelly croft and seth richard, and all the amazing and incredible people dedicated their time, rosie dilger [sounds like] who is
when down loading research papers at m.i.t.. cindy cohen met him six or seven years ago. >> i think aaron came here and found a bunch of kindred souls when first hooking up with larry lessic. you know snits kind of a testament to this movement that it's now all over the country. >> now he's gone, schwartz's web site filled with testimonials calling him a hero. >> there is a group saying say i thail do these activities in his name and honor. they want information to be free there. should be open access. they'll fight to continue the struggle. >> schwartz facing up to $2535 years in prison andk%-/ a $1 million fine if convicted. >> sky 7 is live over breaking news. a shooting theer the intersection of lee avenue just a block from oak grove high school. police not giving out details but we understand it may be gang related and we believe the victim was still alive when taken to the hospital. we plan to bring you any information as soon as we get it we have confirmation lance armstrong confessed to years of doping. >> it's tearful ad >>> lance armstrong reportedly now confessed to usin
said you shouldn't cancel that project. can you work with us? michael cohen phoned me up the next day. can we cut $40 million out of this project? it was one person more responsible than any others, it's tony irons, was the architect that was responsible for the revitalization of city hall who came to my office and said, we cannot abandon this. we can't walk away from this project. we have an opportunity to really take a lot of our values and principles, particularly raising the bar as we did as a city on our green building standards, mandating the most aggressive green building standards for private construction anywhere in the united states. and showcasing them in this new building. >> the city for the sfpuc, it was critical that the building stay as a lead building. the easiest thing to do to cut out millions of dollars, let's just go from lead platinum to lead gold. but that wasn't the objective. this needed to be the best example of energy conservation of any office building in the united states. >> we became involved in the san francisco public utilities headquarter project duri
.i.t.. cindy cohen met him six or seven years ago. >> he found a bunch of kindred souls. he first hooked up with cory was here, it's a testament to the movement. it's now all over the country. >> now, his web site is filled with testimonials calling him a hero. >> there is a movement that they will do those activities in his name and honor. and they want information that should be free and there should be open access to continue the struggle. >> schwartz was to go on trial this year, facing a n fine of $1 million, up to 35 years in presidenton. m.i.t.said it's going to conduct an investigation into the events that led toupt suicide. in san jose, abc 7 news. >> thank you. >> new at 4:00 a source says lance armstrong admitted to doping. this as an interview with oprah win free. a source said armstrong admitted to using banned substances during a taping today. armstrong had denied doping for years. he was stripped of seven titles for using illegal performance-enhacing drugs last year, he's wor brid negative publicity to affect his live strong foundation offering support to cancer survivors. he
on the immigration law and similar legislation in alabama. marshall cohen director of immigration policy for the center of american progress. all start with you. the way this is being handled by the white house, they are working with, really, a small group of senators to try to get their ideas through, schumer, menendez kg, mccain, all coming together to kind of craft something on immigration reform. what do you make of the process? should it be more open? >> said think we definitely want to see an open process demanded they will get there. i think anything that comes out of the senate would go to regular order. we will see a full judiciary committee markup like we head into does a six commander think once those issues are aired to the public in that process we are going to see a lot of movement toward a much more progressive place on immigration that we have been for the last five o six years. gerri: would be the progressive place on immigration in your view? >> well, america deserves ace -- a common sense immigration reform package that puts 11 million undocumented immigrants on a path
to bring a democracy to the 21st century to this country. >> thank you so much were larry cohen, president of cwa. thanks for your time tonight and your work. >> thanks for your work. >>> remember all the republican efforts to restrict voting? well, now they have a new trick. change ou elections are won. that's next. ♪ you know my heart burns for you... ♪ i'm up next, but now i'm singing the heartburn blues. hold on, prilosec isn't for fast relief. cue up alka-seltzer. it stops heartburn fast. ♪ oh what a relief it is! it's eb. want to give your family the very best in taste, freshness, and nutrition? it's eb. want to give them more vitamins, omega 3s, and less saturated fat? it's eb. eggland's best eggs. eb's. the only eggs that make better taste and better nutrition... easy. eggland's best eggs. better taste. better nutrition. better eggs. it's eb. challenge that with olay facial hair removal duos for fine or coarse hair. first a pre-treatment balm then the effective cream. for gentle hair removal at far less than salon prices. there's no place like home. is a fantastic experience.
to get him confirmed? joining us is william cohen, a republican, i should point out, a former republican senator who bill clinton brought in. to bring a republican into his cabinet. you're the clear predicate for what the president -- this president, is trying to do with chuck hagel. what about chuck hagel and all the criticisms of past positions on iraq on the surge, his relationship with john mccain, obviously a troubling factor in terms of mccain's response. >> he is well quadfied. i have known him for years. the president has known him for years. he is entitled to have the people he wants for his cabinet, unless there's? fundamental character flaw or policy difference which would make that person unqualified. i think you have to start with that premise, and i think you start with that premise, then you will not find the disqualifying factors there. chuck hagel is well known to the president. he is very, very well founded in foreign policy, security policy. he is a substantive individual, serious-minded, tough-minded, and blunt. >> is he tough enough to cut the pentagon budget where y
's leading beverage company, we can play an important role. >> very interesting. elizabeth cohen joining us now. what is the meaning of this new ad campaign. >> they haven't said a lot about obesity even though people have harangued them saying, wait a second, you're selling this product that might be contributing to obesity. they're trying to say, look, we're aware of this problem and we're doing our part. for example they point out we're selling smaller sizes of coke, 7.5 ounces instead of 12. they say we have nearly 200 lee-calorie and no-calorie products. they also say we're starting to put our calories, you can see it right here on the silver band, 140 calories so you know what you're getting. so they say that they're really trying to help people make choices. they're encouraging exercise and they really hopes this sort of quiets down some of their critics. >> we've been talking about america's obesity problems for years and years. and soda, consumption, i believe, has been going downer of the the last several years f my question is then how responsible is soda really? >> if you look a
. mr. cohen: i want to join in congratulating the university of louisville on their success. the university of louisville has been a rival of the university of memphis but this past year or so, louisville's basketball coach, rick pitino, was good enough to champion the university of memphis getting into the big east conference. it was support we needed, support we appreciate. the conference isn't quite the same as it was when he did that but it was a good thing to do. we have a good rivalry and i think we need to support our rivals. we hope the rivalry continues for many more years to come. i yield back the balance of my time the speaker pro tempore: the chair announces the speaker's appointment pursuant to 22 u.s.c. 1928-a and the order of the house of january 3, 2013, of the following member on the part of the house, the united states group of the nato parliamentary assembly. the clerk: mr. turner of ohio, chairman. the speaker pro tempore: the chair announces the speaker's appointment pursuant to 2 u.s.c. 2003 and the order of the house of january 3, 2013, of the followi
? the gentleman from dn ised for one minute. mr. cohen: thank you, mr. speaker. we just fin innered the read -- finished the reading of the constitution. that's fine. it's a majestic document. it's never bad to read. it but it's one thing to read it and another thing to really understand it. to understand it you have to understand the court decisions and how the courts have interpreted the constitution. the courts have recognized the constitution as a living, evolving document and that it's not perfect. congress had to pass an amendment to formally abolish slavery and it took the supreme court and the board of education vs. brown case to apolish jim crow, the tell-child of slavery. and a great stain on this country's history. thanks to roe v. wade, women have a fundamental right to make decisions about their own bodies, a right that continues to be threatened by this congress. and while the constitution grants great freedoms, the courts recognize that they come with reasonable limitations. the first amendment gives us freedom of speech but doesn't allow us to yell fire in a theater. and the
, tyler cohen, i think there are others -- who sort of say we've seen the end of growth. no more growth. we've now just got to sort of settle down and deal with the fact that we're not going to have anymore growth. and i think the evidence is really strongly against that. there is in your pack, and i'm doing a little bit of a plug here, an external senior fellow here at brookings as well as director of the mckinsey global institute, and he and i are working on a project with the support of others looking at in this question what are some of the game changers, what are the ways in which we can get innovation and actually as we get out of this mess on the deficit and the recession really start to get stronger growth in the economy? and the thing that's really needed, the thing that we didn't have in the first, even the first seven years of this century was sort of innovation-driven, output-driven growth. we had a lot of restructuring productivity, but we haven't really had it for some years now real output-driven innovation and growth, and that's part of what we're looking for and part of
district 8 malia cohen who would like to share her opening thoughts on this award. (applause) >> can i just tell you how good it feels to be up here, to look out to see all the people that make everything possible, that really makes san francisco wonderful? and i just have got to give a special shout out. you knew i grew up in the portola for those that don't know. [cheering and applauding] >> right there at the intersection of silly man and colby, my parents still live there. that's where it started for me. but tonight is a night that we have abopportunity * to up lift and support and say thank you to all the people that certainly provide me support and provide me the motivation to get up and come to work every single day. this is an opportunity to thank and praise the people that call me stop, that e-mail me, find me on facebook, send me a twitter and pick, found me on next door. i tell you, this is your day. put your hands together. hang in there, we're almost done. but this is the day that we get to celebrate -- (applause) >> i'm calling it the nen-ers. you know what's interesting? i'
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